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  • Arrest during Emergency to acting in films: 10 things to know about MK Stalin, new DMK Chief

    Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin, also known as, MK Stalin on Tuesday was elected as the DMK President unopposed at the party’s General Council meeting which was held today (August 28).  Stalin (65) becomes the new President of one of the oldest political party in the country, a post held by his late father and five times Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi for 49 years.

  • Alagiri vs Stalin: Who will head DMK next? General Council meeting underway

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi’s sons MK Alagiri and MK Stalin will be standing against each other in the party presidential election on Tuesday. DMK General Council meeting underway at party headquarters in Chennai.

  • DMK all set to name M K Stalin as party chief on August 28

    Chennai: DMK is all set to elect M K Stalin, its working president and younger son of late party patriarch M Karunanidhi as party chief at its general council meet on August 28 here. The agenda for the meeting to be held at party headquarters ‘Anna Arivalayam,’ will be the election of party president, and treasurer, a party release said.

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    You won’t know of my grievances now but Karunanidhi’s true loyalists are all with me, says MK Alagiri

    Chennai: Barely days after the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, his second son MK Alagiri on Monday did some political posturing, challenging his younger brother and party working President MK Stalin by claiming that “true loyalists” of the late leader were with him. His comments come just a day ahead of the DMK emergency executive committee meeting convened to pay homage to Karunanidhi.

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    DMK succession row: Party’s true loyalists are with me, says Karunanidhi’s son Alagiri

    Chennai: Former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday claimed that “true loyalists” of M. Karunanidhi, his father and the late DMK President, were with him. Paying homage to Karunanidhi at his memorial at the Marina Beach here, Alagiri, who was expelled from the DMK in 2014 for criticizing party leaders, told reporters that he poured his anguish about the party to his father.

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    Karunanidhi Passes Away: What happened when Karunanidhi helped fund school, library in Dharavi, Mumbai; read full story

    Mumbai: Late DMK chief M Karunanidhi had helped fund a school and library in Mumbai’s Dharavi ares some 35 years ago. DMK Mumbai unit incharge R Palaniswamy said the unit invited Karunanidhi. “Not only did he accept our invitation, but also evinced keen interest in our activities and needs,” he said. “We told him about non-availability of a community school in the Tamil-dominated Dharavi area. We also told him that lack of

  • This is why DMK chief Karunanidhi despite being a Hindu is buried and not cremated

    DMK chief Karunanidhi’s demise has made everyone in Tamil Nadu sad, and people in the state are under shock. After his death, it was decided that Karunanidhi will be buried and not cremated. But the question arises that when Karunanidhi was a born Hindu than why is he buried?

  • Karunanidhi death Live Updates: Kalaignar laid to rest at Marina beach

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi passed away at the Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 p.m after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days. Hundreds of supporters broke down outside the Kauvery Hospital as the news of the DMK patriarch’s death was announced in the evening. Meanwhile, the hearing in High Court over the burial of Karunanidhi’s remains at Marina Beach is set to resume at 8 am on Wednesday.

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    Karunanidhi, the Kalaignar: Everything you need to know about his three marriages!

    DMK supremo Muthuvel Karunanidhi, one of the senior most politician and a pillar of Tamil Nadu politics, passed away on August 7 at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. He was 94. He has always been a crucial part of the Dravidian movement. Fondly referred as ‘Kalaignar’, Karunanidhi served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five terms between 1969 and 2011. He is survived by his wives Dayalu Ammal and Rajathi Ammal, sons

  • Karunanidhi passes away: Sri Lankan leaders mourn demise of Karunanidhi

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other political leaders in the country have expressed sorrow at the demise of former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi by recalling his contributions to cinema and politics.

  • Karunanidhi Passes Away: PM Narendra Modi pays homage to late DMK chief

    Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at the Rajaji Hall here today and briefly met members of his family. Clad in white, Modi laid a wreath at Karunanidhi’s feet and bowed before his mortal remains, paying his respect to the late leader. He later consoled the DMK chief’s family members, including his wife Rajathi and son M K Stalin.

  • Karunanidhi burial: DMK criticises AIADMK over ‘double standards’

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): As the hearing on Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) plea demanding burial space for its chief M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach is currently underway before the Madras High Court, the party’s lawyer Saravanan has accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for showing “double standards” over the issue.